Jean-Philippe Rameau
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1683-09-25
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Jean-Philippe Rameau was aged 50 before his first opera, Hippolyte et Aricie, was premiered in Paris. By the time of his death 30 years later he had composed over 30 stage works, and produced around 40 works of musical theory. ...

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Jean-Philippe Rameau was aged 50 before his first opera, Hippolyte et Aricie, was premiered in Paris. By the time of his death 30 years later he had composed over 30 stage works, and produced around 40 works of musical theory.

Born in Dijon, Rameau held a succession of organist posts before moving permanently to Paris in 1722. In the same year his influential Traité de l'harmonie was published. During this time he was known largely as a composer of keyboard music and cantatas, but with his early operas, among them Les Indes galantes (1736) and Les fêtes d'Hébé (1739) he won a reputation for strengthening the dramatic role of music in his stage-works, displeasing the more conservative followers of Lully. After a period under the patronage of the financier La Pouplinière, Rameau won favour at the Royal Court, and was appointed a royal chamber music composer. Despite his hard-won success as an opera composer - especially in the genre of the tragédie lyrique - Rameau returned to his theoretical treatises from the 1750s, though he managed to complete two further major works, Les Paladins (1760) and Les Boréades (1763).

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Jean-Philippe Rameau, Ensemble Pygmalion & Raphaël Pichon
Castor and Pollux (1754 version); Overture
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Castor and Pollux (1754 version); Overture Castor and Pollux (1754 version); Overture Castor and Pollux (1754 version); Overture Castor and Pollux (1754 version); Overture
Jean-Philippe Rameau, Les Musiciens du Louvre & Marc Minkowski
Dardanus - tragedie en musique, Tambourin & 1 Tambourin 2
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Dardanus - tragedie en musique, Tambourin & 1 Tambourin 2 Dardanus - tragedie en musique, Tambourin & 1 Tambourin 2 Dardanus - tragedie en musique, Tambourin & 1 Tambourin 2 Dardanus - tragedie en musique, Tambourin & 1 Tambourin 2
Jean-Philippe Rameau, Les Talens Lyriques & Christophe Rousset
Les Fetes d'Hebe - Overture
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Les Fetes d'Hebe - Overture Les Fetes d'Hebe - Overture Les Fetes d'Hebe - Overture Les Fetes d'Hebe - Overture
Jean-Philippe Rameau & Fantastics
Le Cupis, from Pieces de Clavecin en Concert
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Le Cupis, from Pieces de Clavecin en Concert Le Cupis, from Pieces de Clavecin en Concert Le Cupis, from Pieces de Clavecin en Concert Le Cupis, from Pieces de Clavecin en Concert
Jean-Philippe Rameau, Les Talens Lyriques & Christophe Rousset
Concert en sextuor for strings no. 1 transc. anon. from "Pieces de clavecin ...
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Concert en sextuor for strings no. 1 transc. anon. from "Pieces de clavecin ... Concert en sextuor for strings no. 1 transc. anon. from "Pieces de clavecin ... Concert en sextuor for strings no. 1 transc. anon. from "Pieces de clavecin ... Concert en sextuor for strings no. 1 transc. anon. from "Pieces de clavecin ...
Jean-Philippe Rameau, Nadine Koutcher, Musica Aeterna & Teodor Currentzis
Suites and Arias from works by Rameau (Part 2)
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Suites and Arias from works by Rameau (Part 2) Suites and Arias from works by Rameau (Part 2) Suites and Arias from works by Rameau (Part 2) Suites and Arias from works by Rameau (Part 2)
Jean-Philippe Rameau, Les Musiciens du Louvre & Marc Minkowski
Les Boreades: Act IV scene 4 - Entree de Polymnie
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Les Boreades: Act IV scene 4 - Entree de Polymnie Les Boreades: Act IV scene 4 - Entree de Polymnie Les Boreades: Act IV scene 4 - Entree de Polymnie Les Boreades: Act IV scene 4 - Entree de Polymnie
Alexander Romanovsky & Jean-Philippe Rameau
Gavotte in A minor
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Gavotte in A minor Gavotte in A minor Gavotte in A minor Gavotte in A minor
Jean-Philippe Rameau & Teodor Currentzis
Rameau: operatic arias and instrumental movements
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Rameau: operatic arias and instrumental movements Rameau: operatic arias and instrumental movements Rameau: operatic arias and instrumental movements Rameau: operatic arias and instrumental movements
Jean-Philippe Rameau & Mahan Esfahani
Pieces de clavecin [1724, rev.1731]
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Pieces de clavecin [1724, rev.1731] Pieces de clavecin [1724, rev.1731] Pieces de clavecin [1724, rev.1731] Pieces de clavecin [1724, rev.1731]
Jean-Philippe Rameau & Mahan Esfahani
Suite in E minor (Pièces de clavecin, 1724): Tambourin
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Suite in E minor (Pièces de clavecin, 1724): Tambourin Suite in E minor (Pièces de clavecin, 1724): Tambourin Suite in E minor (Pièces de clavecin, 1724): Tambourin Suite in E minor (Pièces de clavecin, 1724): Tambourin
Jean-Philippe Rameau, Jeffrey Skidmore, Carolyn Sampson, Ex Cathedra Baroque Orchestra & Ex Cathedra Consort
Platee - comedie-lyrique in 3 acts
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Platee - comedie-lyrique in 3 acts Platee - comedie-lyrique in 3 acts Platee - comedie-lyrique in 3 acts Platee - comedie-lyrique in 3 acts
Jean-Philippe Rameau, William Christie & Les Arts Florissants
'Tendre amour' from Les indes galantes, adapted with a sacred text
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'Tendre amour' from Les indes galantes, adapted with a sacred text 'Tendre amour' from Les indes galantes, adapted with a sacred text 'Tendre amour' from Les indes galantes, adapted with a sacred text 'Tendre amour' from Les indes galantes, adapted with a sacred text
Jean-Philippe Rameau, William Christie & Les Arts Florissants
Castor et Pollux: opening funeral chorus, adapted to 'Kyrie Eleison'
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Castor et Pollux: opening funeral chorus, adapted to 'Kyrie Eleison' Castor et Pollux: opening funeral chorus, adapted to 'Kyrie Eleison' Castor et Pollux: opening funeral chorus, adapted to 'Kyrie Eleison' Castor et Pollux: opening funeral chorus, adapted to 'Kyrie Eleison'
Jean-Philippe Rameau, Katherine Watson, William Christie, Cyril Auvity, Les Arts Florissants, Rachel Redmond, Cyril Costanzo & Marc Mauillon
In convertendo Dominus
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In convertendo Dominus In convertendo Dominus In convertendo Dominus In convertendo Dominus
Jean-Philippe Rameau, Katherine Watson, Cyril Constanzo, Reinoud Van Mechenlen, William Christie, Cyril Auvity, Les Arts Florissants, Rachel Redmond & Marc Mauillon
Quam dilecta tabernacula
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Quam dilecta tabernacula Quam dilecta tabernacula Quam dilecta tabernacula Quam dilecta tabernacula
Jean-Philippe Rameau, Katherine Watson, Reinoud Van Mechenlen, William Christie, Cyril Auvity, Les Arts Florissants, Rachel Redmond, Cyril Costanzo & Marc Mauillon
Deus noster refugium
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Deus noster refugium Deus noster refugium Deus noster refugium Deus noster refugium
Jean-Philippe Rameau & William Christie
2 Gavottes en Rondeau
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2 Gavottes en Rondeau 2 Gavottes en Rondeau 2 Gavottes en Rondeau 2 Gavottes en Rondeau
Jean-Philippe Rameau, Les Violons du Roy & Raphaël Pichon
'Rameau's Theatre' - orchestral excerpts from his dramatic works
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'Rameau's Theatre' - orchestral excerpts from his dramatic works 'Rameau's Theatre' - orchestral excerpts from his dramatic works 'Rameau's Theatre' - orchestral excerpts from his dramatic works 'Rameau's Theatre' - orchestral excerpts from his dramatic works
Jean-Philippe Rameau & London Baroque
Pièces de clavecin en concerts: Concert No 4 in B flat
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Pièces de clavecin en concerts: Concert No 4 in B flat Pièces de clavecin en concerts: Concert No 4 in B flat Pièces de clavecin en concerts: Concert No 4 in B flat Pièces de clavecin en concerts: Concert No 4 in B flat
Jean-Philippe Rameau, Les Talens Lyriques & Christophe Rousset
Les Indes Galantes: Overture
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Les Indes Galantes: Overture Les Indes Galantes: Overture Les Indes Galantes: Overture Les Indes Galantes: Overture
Jean-Philippe Rameau, Hugo Reyne & La Simphonie du Marais
Les Indes galantes: Overture
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Les Indes galantes: Overture Les Indes galantes: Overture Les Indes galantes: Overture Les Indes galantes: Overture
Jean-Philippe Rameau, Gustav Leonhardt & Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Les Paladins – Suite
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Les Paladins – Suite Les Paladins – Suite Les Paladins – Suite Les Paladins – Suite
Jean-Philippe Rameau, Les Talens Lyriques & Christophe Rousset
Zais - overture
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Zais - overture Zais - overture Zais - overture Zais - overture
Jean-Philippe Rameau, Roy Goodman & European Union Baroque Orchestra
Dardanus - suite
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Dardanus - suite Dardanus - suite Dardanus - suite Dardanus - suite
Jean-Philippe Rameau, William Christie, Nicolas Rivenq, Les Arts Florissants & Claron McFadden
Scene 6 (part) from Les Indes Galantes
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Scene 6 (part) from Les Indes Galantes Scene 6 (part) from Les Indes Galantes Scene 6 (part) from Les Indes Galantes Scene 6 (part) from Les Indes Galantes
Jean-Philippe Rameau & Collegium Aureum
Dardanus Suite
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Dardanus Suite Dardanus Suite Dardanus Suite Dardanus Suite
Jean-Philippe Rameau & Mahan Esfahani
Suite in A minor - Allemande
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Suite in A minor - Allemande Suite in A minor - Allemande Suite in A minor - Allemande Suite in A minor - Allemande
Jean-Philippe Rameau, William Christie, Les Arts Florissants & Godess Diana: Eirian James
Hippolyte et Aricie – Act I scene 1
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Hippolyte et Aricie – Act I scene 1 Hippolyte et Aricie – Act I scene 1 Hippolyte et Aricie – Act I scene 1 Hippolyte et Aricie – Act I scene 1
Jean-Philippe Rameau, Les Musiciens du Louvre & Marc Minkowski
Les Boréades – Act IV: Gavottes pour les Heures et les Zéphirs
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Les Boréades – Act IV: Gavottes pour les Heures et les Zéphirs Les Boréades – Act IV: Gavottes pour les Heures et les Zéphirs Les Boréades – Act IV: Gavottes pour les Heures et les Zéphirs Les Boréades – Act IV: Gavottes pour les Heures et les Zéphirs
Jean-Philippe Rameau & Mahan Esfahani
Suite in G minor: La poule
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Suite in G minor: La poule Suite in G minor: La poule Suite in G minor: La poule Suite in G minor: La poule
Jean-Philippe Rameau, Christophe Rousset & Les Talens Lyriques
Dardanus - tragedie en musique
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Dardanus - tragedie en musique Dardanus - tragedie en musique Dardanus - tragedie en musique Dardanus - tragedie en musique
Jean-Philippe Rameau, William Christie & Les Arts Florissants
Les Fetes d'Hebe (Les talents lyriques), Deuxieme Entree; La Musique
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Les Fetes d'Hebe (Les talents lyriques), Deuxieme Entree; La Musique Les Fetes d'Hebe (Les talents lyriques), Deuxieme Entree; La Musique Les Fetes d'Hebe (Les talents lyriques), Deuxieme Entree; La Musique Les Fetes d'Hebe (Les talents lyriques), Deuxieme Entree; La Musique
Jean-Philippe Rameau, Les Musiciens du Louvre & Marc Minkowski
L'Apotheose de la Danse - orchestral suite of dance music by Rameau
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L'Apotheose de la Danse - orchestral suite of dance music by Rameau L'Apotheose de la Danse - orchestral suite of dance music by Rameau L'Apotheose de la Danse - orchestral suite of dance music by Rameau L'Apotheose de la Danse - orchestral suite of dance music by Rameau
Jean-Philippe Rameau, Les Musiciens du Louvre & Marc Minkowski
Zais - Prologue; Ouverture
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Zais - Prologue; Ouverture Zais - Prologue; Ouverture Zais - Prologue; Ouverture Zais - Prologue; Ouverture
Jean-Philippe Rameau, Les Musiciens du Louvre & Marc Minkowski
Nouvelles suites de pieces de clavecin ou Seconde livre [1728], La Poule [G min]
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Nouvelles suites de pieces de clavecin ou Seconde livre [1728], La Poule [G min] Nouvelles suites de pieces de clavecin ou Seconde livre [1728], La Poule [G min] Nouvelles suites de pieces de clavecin ou Seconde livre [1728], La Poule [G min] Nouvelles suites de pieces de clavecin ou Seconde livre [1728], La Poule [G min]
Jean-Philippe Rameau, Les Talens Lyriques & Christophe Rousset
Overture to Nais
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Overture to Nais Overture to Nais Overture to Nais Overture to Nais
Jean-Philippe Rameau, Jordi Savall & Le Concert des Nations
Zoroastre Suite
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Zoroastre Suite Zoroastre Suite Zoroastre Suite Zoroastre Suite
Jean-Philippe Rameau & Alexandre Tharaud
Nouvelles suites de pieces de clavecin ou Seconde livre [1728]
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Nouvelles suites de pieces de clavecin ou Seconde livre [1728] Nouvelles suites de pieces de clavecin ou Seconde livre [1728] Nouvelles suites de pieces de clavecin ou Seconde livre [1728] Nouvelles suites de pieces de clavecin ou Seconde livre [1728]
Jean-Philippe Rameau & Colin Tilney
Fanfarinette
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Fanfarinette Fanfarinette Fanfarinette Fanfarinette
Jean-Philippe Rameau, Gustav Leonhardt & Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Les Paladins - orchestral suite, Entree des Paladines et ensuite Paladins
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Les Paladins - orchestral suite, Entree des Paladines et ensuite Paladins Les Paladins - orchestral suite, Entree des Paladines et ensuite Paladins Les Paladins - orchestral suite, Entree des Paladines et ensuite Paladins Les Paladins - orchestral suite, Entree des Paladines et ensuite Paladins
Jean-Philippe Rameau, Jordi Savall & Le Concert des Nations
Les Boreades or Abaris - suite (compiled misc.)
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Les Boreades or Abaris - suite (compiled misc.) Les Boreades or Abaris - suite (compiled misc.) Les Boreades or Abaris - suite (compiled misc.) Les Boreades or Abaris - suite (compiled misc.)
Jean-Philippe Rameau & Marcelle Meyer
Gavotte et doubles (Suite in A minor)
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